Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/21/2019

A police building in the Swedish town of Linköping was destroyed when the bomb squad did a controlled detonation of a motorbike containing a nail-filled bomb. The explosive bike was discovered in a stolen-property room in the building, and caused an evacuation of the area, so no casualties were reported.

In other news, the Democrat presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says she will create a Department of Peace when she is elected.

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Thanks to Insubria, JD, JF, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» A ‘Recession Dashboard’ From Credit Suisse Indicates the Economy is Nowhere Near a Recession
» Bank of America’s CEO Has One Simple Reason Why He Doesn’t See a Recession Looming
» US Existing-Home Sales Spike to a 5-Month High, Bucking Signs of an Impending Recession
 
USA
» Bernie Sanders on Eliminating Union Health Benefits: “Yeah, Absolutely”
» CNN’s Wajahat Ali: Trump, White Supremacists Are ‘Coming for All of Us’
» CNN’s Angela Rye: White Men Who Criticize Tlaib and Omar Are ‘Greatest Terrorist Threat’
» Democrats Target Trump With Regime-Change Tactics
» Epstein Created $577 Million Trust Days Before His Death
» Epstein’s Cellmate Told There Will be a “Price to Pay” If He Talks
» Facebook Will Soon Choose News Sources They Deem Acceptable to Appear in Your News Feed… Pitch Anti-Trump News Sources Like Washington Post
» Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Personal Book Curator—here’s What He Chose for Her Shelves
» I Miss Microsoft Encarta
» Ivanka Trump Pushes Gun Control, Red Flag Laws at Trump 2020 Fundraiser Headlined by Dick Cheney
» Jay Inslee Drops Out of the 2020 Presidential Race
» Jewish Leaders Outraged by Trump Saying Jews Disloyal if They Vote for Democrats
» Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Still Angry’ With Uncles Who Voted for Trump
» Krieger: Believing Jeffrey Epstein Committed Suicide is the Real Conspiracy Theory
» Marianne Williamson Announces Plan to Create ‘Department of Peace’
» Michigan Court of Appeals Has Reversed the Felony Assault Convictions of a Gun Owner Who Acted in Self-Defense
» Obamas to Release Anti-Trump Movie on Netflix
» On Losing or Saving Our Country
» The Green New Deal: Less About Climate, More About Control
» The Real Reason Why Progressives “Hate!” President Donald Trump
» The Real History of GamerGate
» Vice Chancellor Resigns After Receiving Criticism for Calling Republicans Rednecks, Neo-Nazis
» YouTube Removes Robot Fighting Videos After Declaring Them ‘Cruelty to Animals’
 
Canada
» Canada’s About to Welcome Another Terrorist for Votes
 
Europe and the EU
» France: Far-Left Extremists Arrested Plotting Attack on Hotel at G7
» France: Violent Attacks Against Firefighters and Police Officers “The New Normal”
» French Diplomat: No-Deal Brexit Now Central Assumption
» Italy: Conte to Quit: Slams Salvini as ‘Opportunist’
» Italy: Venice Issues 100th Urban DASPO Ban
» Italy: ‘ISIS Boxer’ Wife Deported After Terrorism Conviction
» MEP Janice Atkinson: “What Have the Eco Nutters Extinction Rebellion Ever Done for You?”
» Pakistani Actress Visits UK Town, Says “It’s Like Being at Home”
» PM Boris to Receive Full Military Honours From Merkel in Berlin as Last-Ditch Brexit Deal Talks Start
» Poland Fights Back Against EU Internet Copyright Directive
» President Trump Cancels Denmark Trip Over Greenland Purchase
» Sweden: Gang Forces Man to Withdraw Cash From ATM While Holding a Knife to His Throat
» Swedish Police Accidentally Blow Up Own Building After Motorbike Bomb Discovery
» The Trouble With Greta Thunberg
» The Truth About Greta
» Trenitalia (FS) Wins UK West Coast Tender With FirstGroup
» Two Underage Girls Raped at Swedish Summer Festival
» UK: Jeremy Corbyn’s Brother Brands 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg an ‘Ignorant Brainwashed Child’ Who is Being ‘Abused by Manipulative Adults’
» Why Are Fewer Frenchwomen Sunbathing Topless?
 
Middle East
» Monitor: Islamic State Expanding ‘Global Presence in 2019’ Post-Caliphate Fall
 
South Asia
» Priyanka Chopra Faces Calls to be Removed as UN Goodwill Ambassador
 
Australia — Pacific
» “I Told You So” Says Fiona Barnett, Regarding Paul Keating and Kurnell Beach
» Revealed: Australia’s Best Universities Would Collapse if China Stops Students From Studying Here — and Economy Would Lose $11.7 Billion
 
Immigration
» Danish Party: No New Citizens Should Come From Muslim Countries
» Italy: PD-M5S ‘Stitch-Up’ Try, Reopening Ports Says Salvini
 
Culture Wars
» 7 Priests, Over 100 Catholics Pray Outside Satanic ‘Black Mass’ In Ottawa
» Alyssa Milano: Life Would ‘Lack Great Joys’ Without My Two Abortions
» Baby Killers
» Confronting Jessica Yaniv’s Home Base Human Rights Office in British Columbia
» Media Preparing the Public for a Future of Eating Bugs
» Parents Boo as Christian Street Preacher Confronts Drag Queen at Story Time
» Single Dad Faces Human Rights Complaint After Asking Age, Sex of Potential Babysitter
» Sucked in by Technology — Brainwashed by Education
» Yet Another Drag Queen Reading to Kids Exposed for Sexual Crimes. This Time it’s Prostitution
 
General
» 3 Earth-Sized Exoplanets Found Just 12 Light-Years Away
 

A ‘Recession Dashboard’ From Credit Suisse Indicates the Economy is Nowhere Near a Recession

Economic data looks nothing like that of a recession, according to Credit Suisse.

The firm created a “recession dashboard” in which the firm tracked the state of seven main economic indicators at the start of each recession dating back to 1973. In past recessions, most of the indicators were “recessionary” or “neutral,” while the current state of the economy is telling a different story.

“Key signals such as labor and credit trends remain quite healthy,” said Credit Suisse’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Jonathan Golub, in a note to clients Tuesday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Bank of America’s CEO Has One Simple Reason Why He Doesn’t See a Recession Looming

Bank of America Corp.’s CEO Brian Moynihan says he doesn’t see a recession in the offing because the U.S. consumer remains healthy.

The Wall Street chieftain’s comments, which aired on CNBC on Wednesday, come as investors have been fretting about the health of the U.S. economy with the Trump administration has been locked in a yearlong battle with China over trade policy.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

US Existing-Home Sales Spike to a 5-Month High, Bucking Signs of an Impending Recession

Americans still appear to have an appetite for real estate.

US existing-home sales hit a five-month high in July, defying hints of an approaching economic slowdown. They climbed to an annual rate of 5.42 million in July, a 2.45% jump from a slump in June, according to the National Association of Realtors.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Bernie Sanders on Eliminating Union Health Benefits: “Yeah, Absolutely”

Did Bernie Sanders just lose the union vote with his answer on union health benefits? According to union leaders (see below), Sanders will lose the industrial Midwest with his proposal of eliminating union healthcare benefits.

Bernie Sanders was asked during a Q & A in Davenpost, Iowa if the government takeover of health care would eliminate union health benefits.

His answer was a flippant, “Yeah, absolutely”.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CNN’s Wajahat Ali: Trump, White Supremacists Are ‘Coming for All of Us’

During an appearance on Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” network contributor Wajahat Ali criticized President Donald Trump by saying he was more than just racist but an antisemitic white supremacist as well.

Ali warned that “white supremacists” were “coming for all us,” and added that Trump would not win.

[Comment: standard SOP. Accuse the other of that which you are.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CNN’s Angela Rye: White Men Who Criticize Tlaib and Omar Are ‘Greatest Terrorist Threat’

OH GREAT! First, they call me a racist, now I am a terrorist threat.

CNN political commentator Angela Rye went off on a Republican strategist who dared to criticize Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, saying “white men who think like you” are the “greatest terrorist threat in this country.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats Target Trump With Regime-Change Tactics

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar calling on Americans to “take back our democracy” by emulating Hong Kong protests is just the latest episode in Democrats’ slide towards “color revolution” tactics to get power they lost at the ballot box.

“Could we take back our democracy if 1.7 million Americans marched for it?” asked Omar (D-Minnesota) on Sunday, retweeting a video allegedly showing that many Hong Kongers on the march.

[Comment: That would be a lot of useful idiots to assemble.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Epstein Created $577 Million Trust Days Before His Death

Two days before his untimely death in a Manhattan jail, Jeffrey Epstein signed a will listing over $577 million in assets — around $18 million more than stated weeks ago in court filings.

The assets were transferred to a trust as of August 8, ensuring that the details of how his fortune will be distributed are kept private.

Epstein listed his brother Mark as the lone heir and his longtime lawyer Darren Indyke and close friend Richard Kahn as executors, according to the New York Post, which obtained a copy of the will and trust filed in the US Virgin Islands.

That said, the document states that Mark only gets something if Jeffrey hadn’t created the will.

What’s more, Epstein’s heirs will have to split up whatever is left after a spate of accusers filed lawsuits against his estate.

“It’s pretty boiler-plate — it’s what we call a ‘pour-over will,” (embedded below) an estate planning lawyer told the Post, adding “It’s done that way for privacy reasons.”

“What is more unusual is the date, the fact that all of this was done just days before he died,” said the Post’s anonymous source. “He probably knew he was going to take his own life” or may have thought “he could have been murdered in jail. He could have thought, ‘I need to get my ducks in a row.’“

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Epstein’s Cellmate Told There Will be a “Price to Pay” If He Talks

Jeffrey Epstein’s former cellmate claims he was told there would be a “price to pay” if he talked about the sex trafficker’s alleged suicide and is begging to be transferred to another jail.

Ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione shared a cell with Epstein during his first suicide attempt but the two were separated before Epstein hanged himself on August 10.

Now Tartaglione is requesting a transfer because he says prison guards have been threatening him and telling him to “stop talking.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Will Soon Choose News Sources They Deem Acceptable to Appear in Your News Feed… Pitch Anti-Trump News Sources Like Washington Post

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Facebook plans to do away with independent publishers like 100percentfedup.com. Several years ago, Facebook marketing representatives contacted us, and pledged to help us drive more traffic to our website from our popular 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page if we agreed to pay them tens of thousands of dollars for advertising on their platform.

After agreeing to advertise with Facebook, the number of followers on our 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page increased, as well as traffic to our website from Facebook. Everything was going along as planned, until President Trump won the 2016 election. Only one month after Trump’s inauguration, the traffic to our pro-Trump Facebook page dropped by over 90%. After years of paying Facebook to help build a larger audience, they came like a thief in the night, and took away the ability of our followers (that we paid to bring to our Facebook page) to see our content.

Removing the majority of our content from the newsfeed wasn’t enough for Facebook. Almost weekly, we receive manufactured “clickbait” violations or trumped up third-party fact check violations, as a way to keep our pro-Trump Facebook content from showing up in the newsfeed. Two weeks ago, Facebook hit us with two “clickbait” violations, but refused to show us what the violations were. Instead of examples of “clickbait,” two grey boxes appeared with a notification that read “example is no longer available.” These are the kinds of dirty games Facebook plays with conservative independent publishers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Personal Book Curator—here’s What He Chose for Her Shelves

After everyone tired of reading on their Kindles, there was a delightful, if unexpected, realization. Book lovers remembered that books aren’t just for reading, they can also be beautiful objects in and of themselves.

Thatcher Wine, a long-time bibliophile and collector, tapped into this concept in 2001, sourcing rare, out-of-print books to build beautiful libraries based on interest, author, and even color for his clients. Since then, Wine has curated the bookshelves of Gwyneth Paltrow and New York’s NoMad hotel; fans include Laura Dern and Shonda Rhimes.

[Comment: Book collecting as virtue signaling? I roll my eyes.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

I Miss Microsoft Encarta

Microsoft Encarta came out in 1993 and was one of the first CD-ROMs I had. It stopped shipping in 2009 on DVD. I recently found a disk and was impressed that it installed just perfectly on my latest Window 10 machine and runs nicely.

Encarta existed in an interesting place between the rise of the internet and computer’s ability to deal with (at the time) massive amounts of data. CD-ROMs could bring us 700 MEGABYTES which was unbelievable when compared to the 1.44MB (or even 120KB) floppy disks we were used to. The idea that Encarta was so large that it was 5 CD-ROMs (!) was staggering, even though that’s just a few gigs today. Even a $5 USB stick could hold Encarta — twice!

My kids can’t possibly intellectualize the scale that data exists in today. We could barely believe that a whole bookshelf of Encyclopedias was now in our pockets. I spent hours and hours just wandering around random articles in Encarta. The scope of knowledge was overwhelming, but accessible. But it was contained — it was bounded. Today, my kids just assume that the sum of all human knowledge is available with a single search or a “hey Alexa” so the world’s mysteries are less mysterious and they become bored by the Paradox of Choice.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ivanka Trump Pushes Gun Control, Red Flag Laws at Trump 2020 Fundraiser Headlined by Dick Cheney

Trump tells GOP donors: ‘When you’ve Jared and Ivanka I can just phone it in’

Ivanka Trump pushed gun control and red flag laws at a GOP fundraiser for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign reportedly headlined by Dick Cheney in Wyoming on Monday.

Axios’ Jonathan Swan reports that Ivanka “talked about ‘women’s empowerment,’“ and said the White House is focusing on “background checks,” “culture shift,” “mental health” and “red flag laws.”

[Comment: American public never voted for Ivanka or her husband.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jay Inslee Drops Out of the 2020 Presidential Race

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, he announced Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Inslee had centered his campaign around climate change, calling it “the most urgent challenge of our time.”

“This is our moment to put the greatest threat to our existence, to our economy, to our health, at the very top of the nation’s agenda,” Inslee said in March at his campaign’s kickoff event in Seattle.

He put out a detailed 10-year plan on how he’d move the country to clean energy, spurring other candidates to put out their own plans. Butting heads with the Democratic National Committee, he demanded that the organization hold a debate focused on climate change.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Jewish Leaders Outraged by Trump Saying Jews Disloyal if They Vote for Democrats

President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats, saying “it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

Trump was speaking to the press in the Oval Office about two Democratic congresswomen barred from entering Israel over their involvement in the movement to end international support for the country because of its policies toward Palestinians.

“Five years ago, the concept of even talking about this — even three years ago — of cutting off aid to Israel because of two people that hate Israel and hate Jewish people — I can’t believe we’re even having this conversation,” Trump added. “Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone where they’re defending these two people over the State of Israel?”

He added, “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

[Comment: Trump is shining a spotlight on how anti-semitic the Demoncrat Party has become; American Jews should no longer support that party.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Still Angry’ With Uncles Who Voted for Trump

Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Tuesday she is “still angry” with her uncles after they voted for then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

“I hate to admit this fact, but I have uncles who voted for Trump,” Gillibrand told the Washington Post’s Robert Acosta, before letting out a sigh.

Pressed on her families voting record later in the conversation, Gillibrand responded, “I have not spoken to them about it so I can’t tell you why. I’m still angry.”

[Comment: Emotionally immature.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Krieger: Believing Jeffrey Epstein Committed Suicide is the Real Conspiracy Theory

It’s entirely fitting that the death of Jeffrey Epstein is as disturbing, shady, bizarre and seemingly inexplicable as the rest of his life. It seems as if one could research this wretched man’s time on earth for years and still come up with more questions than answers. An unfortunate reality complicated by the fact we don’t have a mass media particularly interested in asking any of the big questions, such as:

Where is Ghislaine Maxwell? Why isn’t she in custody and was she a Mossad spy like her late father Robert Maxwell?

Explain the details of the relationship between Leslie Wexner and Jeffrey Epstein? Why does it seem as if Wexner helped set Epstein up with the appearance of extraordinary wealth, yet no one seems to know how Epstein actually came into all his money?

It appears sexually abusing children and accumulating associated blackmail on the rich and powerful was a full-time job for Epstein, so who was actually bankrolling/overseeing this operation? Was it Wexner, somebody else, or was it an intelligence agency as Alex Acosta claims he was told? Seems kind of important to get to the bottom of this.

I could go on and on, but then this would become a book. Rather, the purpose of this post is to highlight the outlandishness surrounding many of the details (or lack thereof) surrounding Epstein’s death a week ago in a Department of Justice operated New York City prison.

Indeed, what you’d have to believe in order to think this was a simple suicide is the actual conspiracy theory.

Let’s begin with the initial attack, which happened three weeks before his death.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Marianne Williamson Announces Plan to Create ‘Department of Peace’

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on Monday unveiled details of her plan to create a peace-building agency to focus on ending violence following decades of U.S. military conflict and an uptick in mass shootings.

In her announcement, the spiritual author called for a “Department of Peace” to spur peace initiatives domestically and abroad.

“I believe our country’s way of dealing with security issues is increasingly obsolete,” Williamson said in a statement. “We have the finest military force in the world, however, we can no longer rely on force to rid ourselves of international enemies.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Michigan Court of Appeals Has Reversed the Felony Assault Convictions of a Gun Owner Who Acted in Self-Defense

One year after Siwatu-Salama Ra was convicted of assaulting a woman with a deadly weapon and committing a felony while in possession of a firearm, the Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed her conviction. Both charges stemmed from an incident in which Ra sought to protect herself, her 2-year-old daughter, and her mother from a woman who was threatening to run them down with her car.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Obamas to Release Anti-Trump Movie on Netflix

Election meddling

Ahead of the 2020 election, the Obamas are set to release a documentary via Netflix that has been described by Politico as anti-Trump.

The movie, scheduled to be released this week, titled American Factory, focuses on the economy in the heartland of the US.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

On Losing or Saving Our Country

There is no Democrat(ic) Party anymore. It has gone full-tilt to the Socialist/Marxist/Communist/Islamist etc. party. And, it appears that all of the Socialist Democrat Party—the Democrat Party has already died and been buried—leaders have achieved the level of total corruption, now, with their anti-Semitic and anti-Christian screeds.

California Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu accused US Ambassador to Israel of dual loyalty and not supporting the USA when he said that his “allegiance should be to America, not to a foreign power.” This followed the ambassador’s remarks in support of Israel’s decision to bar entry to two anti-Israel congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.”

Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono defended the anti-Semitic speech of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) and accused the GOP of “hate speech” for criticizing the Congresswoman.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (running for POTUS, BTW) voted for a House bill condemning the boycott of Israel, then voted a week later to support Rep. Omar’s bill for the right to boycott. She stands on both sides of the fence. When asked if she would condemn the remarks of Rep. Omar, Gabbard responded: “There are people who have expressed their offense at these statements. I think that what Congresswoman Omar was trying to get at was a deeper issue related to our foreign policy, and I think there’s an important discussion that we have to be able to have openly, even though we may end up disagreeing at the end of it, but we’ve got to be able to have that openness to have the conversation.”

“When asked if she thought Ilan’s remarks were anti-Semitic, she replied, “What I’m saying is, is what she was trying to bring up was something that was a deeper issue. And I don’t believe that her intent was to cause any offense to anyone.”

Well, Rep. Omar’s (not her real name, by the way) comments were highly anti-Semitic and the Congress woman knows it. And, her comments about 9-11 “someone did something” were offensive to almost everyone I know.

There are many more Democrats who appear to be “converting” to the new and regrouping and regrowing religion of anti-Semitism each day. This bespeaks a growing extremely ominous for our country.

Members of the Socialist-Progressive Party have—quite literally—sold their souls to the other side. And, as most who have done the same thing eventually realize, they don’t want to experience damnation alone. They want to drag us down there with them. I’ll pass and I assume you will too.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Green New Deal: Less About Climate, More About Control

It’s a green-glossed Trojan horse designed to increase government control over the economy

If someone asked you to describe the Green New Deal, what would you say?

According to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., it’s a “bold idea” that would “create millions of good-paying jobs” and help “rebuild communities in rural America that have been devastated.”

Oh, you thought the Green New Deal was all about fighting climate change? Well, think again.

Turns out it’s a green-glossed Trojan horse designed to increase government control over the economy.

Just ask Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the author of the deal. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Chakrabarti said. “We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

Just how much change would the Green New Deal bring to the economy? Put simply, it would bring it to its knees.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Real Reason Why Progressives “Hate!” President Donald Trump

The real reason why Progressives “HATE!” President Donald Trump?

It’s because Trump’s against-all-odds survival in the political hatefest against him shows clearly how pathetically powerless Progressives really are.

Nothing they have thrown at him ever sticks.

Using ageing, past due date Hollywood stars and entertainment celebrities to try to frame the president as a “misogynist,”, a “racist”, “homophobe” , “White Supremacist”, a “mentally unfit” “orange” man who lives to keep children in cages, yada, yada, yada, Trump is not only still out there drawing supporters to rallies by the tens of thousands—he’s running for re-election—with no real competition in sight.

The tiresome “HATE!”, “HATE!”“, “HATE!” of the Progressives is now running Hollow, Hollow, Hollow.

While they’re heaping on the hate, trying Marxist-fashion to project it back on America’s duly elected 45th, increasing numbers of deplorables are starting to see Desperado Dems and friends for who they really are.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Real History of GamerGate

GamerGate refuses to die. Last week, the New York Times published a collection of articles commemorating the infamous gaming event that took the world by storm in 2014. “August Never Ends,” wrote GamerGate’s progenitor and catalyst, Zoe Quinn, one year after the event. A truism, given how the media insists on whipping out GamerGate as the mainstream media’s bogeyman to scare readers from exercising independent thought.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Vice Chancellor Resigns After Receiving Criticism for Calling Republicans Rednecks, Neo-Nazis

North Carolina State University’s Vice Chancellor and Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Mike Mullen, resigned from his post Thursday after receiving criticism for his comments on Twitter that frequently attacked Republicans.

In particular, Mullen stepped down shortly after a student contributor to The College Fix wrote an op-ed criticizing the official for his repeated attacks on the GOP on his Twitter account, which before it was deactivated last week touted his leadership role at NC State.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

YouTube Removes Robot Fighting Videos After Declaring Them ‘Cruelty to Animals’

Robots have rights, too, y’all! YouTube says so — at least, their algorithms do. After declaring that videos of robots fighting violates restrictions against depictions of cruelty toward animals, the video streaming site has begun removing the robot battle videos.

To be fair, YouTube blames a new algorithm that flags robot fighting videos as animal cruelty because it can’t distinguish between real animals and robots shaped like animals. As to be expected, robot enthusiasts are not happy. According to The Daily Mail, a robot enthusiast that goes by the alias Maker’s Muse pointed out that “I do not support animal cruelty in the slightest. But what’s happening is that it’s false flagged robots smashing each other as animal cruelty.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Canada’s About to Welcome Another Terrorist for Votes

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, we looked at the evidence on whether Justin Trudeau would soon welcome the self-identified ISIS terrorist ‘Jihadi Jack’ Letts into Canada.

Born with dual Canadian-British citizenship, Jack Letts was captured by Kurdish soldiers after converting to Islam and running away to become a terrorist in the Middle East.

Let’s take a look at how the Prime Minister, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Canadian consular diplomats are lining things up to bring the imprisoned Letts back “home.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

France: Far-Left Extremists Arrested Plotting Attack on Hotel at G7

Five far-left anarchist extremists have been arrested, accused of plotting to attack a hotel used as a temporary barracks for police officers during the forthcoming G7 summit in Biarritz.

The five individuals, four men and one woman aged 24 to 45, were taken into custody on Monday and are all known members of the far-left anarchist movement and were found discussing the location of the police hotel on social media by intelligence services, BFMTV reports.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

France: Violent Attacks Against Firefighters and Police Officers “The New Normal”

Physical assaults against firefighters, emergency personnel, and police officers in France are becoming more and more common, with French media describing it as “the new normal.”

According to a report by The Local France, since 2017, assaults against fire personnel have increased by 23 percent.

Over the weekend, France saw several violent attacks carried out against firefighters.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

French Diplomat: No-Deal Brexit Now Central Assumption

While European leaders rebuff UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempts to achieve a last-minute Brexit deal, the French government now expects the United Kingdom to depart the European Union without any deal at all on October 31st.

Several sources including Bloomberg cited an unnamed French diplomat who said Wednesday that the position of his government was that Britain is now expected to leave the European Union without a deal, calling that the “central scenario” for which they are planning.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Conte to Quit: Slams Salvini as ‘Opportunist’

League leader unrepentant, says wd do it all again

(ANSA) — Rome, August 20 — League leader Matteo Salvini was “irresponsible and opportunist” and showed a “grave lack of constitutional culture” in triggering a government crisis solely to cash in on surging poll numbers, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday, saying the government’s action stops here” and saying he would go to President Sergio Mattarella to tender his resignation as premier. Salvini was undeterred, saying “I would do it all again”.

The timing of the crisis, Conte went on, showed “political opportunism” and Salvini had made a “gesture of institutional imprudence”.

The League’s “drumming” about new elections was “offensive for the activity of the government,” he added.

He said Salvini had sought “a pretext for the crisis” in the 5-Star Movement’s opposition to a French rail link after the League scored highly in the recent European elections.

He said Salvini was “concerning” in his conception of managing power by “rabble-rousing” people in the streets.

Conte also said Italy’s Constitution precluded “authoritarian methods”, referring to Salvini’s controversial call for the people to grant him “full powers” in a snap vote.

He said not even the “illuminated sovereign” Emperor Frederick II had demanded as much, saying even the highest king’s powers were limited by the law.

In Europe, he said, Salvini’s “contrarian” views had sparked “confusion”.

He said Salvini did not have a “sense of the rules” and said he should have addressed parliament on a case of the League allegedly seeking Russian funding.

Conte also criticised Salvini for brandishing rosaries and other religious symbols while announcing policy moves such as a crackdown on migrants.

“Your use of religious symbols is unconscionable”, he said.

Conte said “the ongoing (government) crisis compromises the action of this government, which stops here”.

He said he would hand in his resignation to Mattarella, who would “guide the country in a delicate passage”.

In other remarks, Conte said the government crisis makes Italy weak in negotiations with the EU over new commissioners and other issues.

He also said an emergency management of the budget is “very likely” given the timing of the crisis.

Conte added that a new government will find it hard to avert a 23-billion-euro VAT hike. It would also be subject to leaps in the bond spread, he said.

Conte said “every party is called to work a mediation between partial interests and general ones, when you concentrate only on partial interests you not only betray the nobility of politics but you compromise the national interest,” in another attack on Salvini. Salvini showed a “grave lack of constitutional culture” in triggering the government crisis, Conte said.

The timing of the crisis, he went on, showed “political opportunism” and Salvini made a “gesture of institutional imprudence”.

The League’s “drumming” about new elections was “offensive for the activity of the government,” he added.

He said Salvini had sought “a pretext for the crisis” in the 5-Star Movement’s longstanding opposition to a French rail link after the League scored highly in the recent European elections.

He said Salvini was “concerning” in his conception of managing power by “rabble-rousing” people in the streets.

Salvini told the Senate in reply that he was unrepentant.

“I would do it all again. am here with the great force of being a free man, which means I am not afraid of the judgment of the Italians, in this chamber there are free women and men and women and men who are a little less free. Those who are afraid of the judgement of the Italian people are not a free woman or man.” Salvini said he was “not afraid” of a possible new government alliance between the Democratic Party (PD) and his former allies in the M5S.

As for the coming budget, he said he would fund it with 50 billion euros from tax cuts.

In Europe, he said, he didn’t want “an Italy that is a slave of anyone”.

He said the government had fallen because of the “many Mr Nos” who opposed projects such as the TAV high-speed rail link between Turin and Lyon.

Salvini rejected Conte’s criticism of his use of religious symbols saying that “as long as I live I will ask for Mary’s protection”.

“Amor Vincit Omnia”, he said in Latin quoting Virgil’s tag that “Love Conquers All”. Salvini said he was “not afraid” of a possible new government alliance between the Democratic Party (PD) and his former ally the M5S.

He wished the M5S well in their collaboration of what he called “the Bibbiano party”, referring to a foster care scandal in the PD-run town near Reggio Emilia where children were alleged subjected to electric shocks to train them to denounce their parents.

Salvini told the M5S that the League was ready to approve a reduction in the number of Mps and Senators from 945 to 600, a key M5S policy pledge.

Salvini told the M5S “you quote Saviano, we St John Paul II, he said and wrote that you don’t get trust with declarations alone or by force, but with concrete actions and facts and if you want to complete the reforms we are with you. If you want to govern with Renzi good luck to you”.

After Salvini, former premier and ex-PD leader Matteo Renzi took the floor saying “the populist government has failed”.

Renzi said a new government was needed to avert the VAT hike.

He also said that Salvini should clear up the alleged Russian funding case, suing his former spokesman Giancarlo Savoini, caught on tape allegedly asking for possible funding as oil kickbacks, if necessary.

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Italy: Venice Issues 100th Urban DASPO Ban

Romanian woman, 32, barred from lagoon city

(ANSA) — Venice, August 19 — Venice on Monday issued its 100th soccer-style DASPO ban from entering the lagoon city since the inception of the penalty on June 19.

The recipient was a 32-year-old Romanian woman collecting money near the Rialto Bridge for a non-existent disabled children’s centre.

She was also fined 350 euros.

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Italy: ‘ISIS Boxer’ Wife Deported After Terrorism Conviction

He had discussed attack on Vatican, interior ministry sources

(ANSA) — Rome, August 21 — The wife of Abderrahim Moutaharrik, a Moroccan competitive kickboxer who was jailed in 2017 over alleged links to the Islamic State (ISIS), has been deported from Italy to Morocco.

A court had in 2017 sentenced him to six years in jail and his wife, Salma Bencharki, to five years in jail.

Moutaharrik and his wife were arrested in April 2016 prior to carrying out what investigators said were their plans to leave for Syria with their children to join ISIS.

The court suspended the couple’s custody of their two children.

Interior ministry sources say that she was deported on an order signed by Minister Matteo Salvini for state security reasons.

Investigators said Moutaharrik was heard in wiretapped conversations claiming that he would be the first to attack the Vatican.

His attorney Sandro Clementi told journalists in 2017 during the trial that Moutaharrik never made that claim.

Moutaharrik has been notified that his Italian citizenship has been revoked, as the interior ministry had proposed some months back.

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MEP Janice Atkinson: “What Have the Eco Nutters Extinction Rebellion Ever Done for You?”

What’s the plan for the first world’s eco warriors this week?

A PR stunt to cross the Atlantic by a foreign, manipulated, unwell child in a super yacht owned by the very rich to save the planet? No, that’s already happening. It’s having the desired effect by whipping our children into a frightened and sickening frenzy into believing the world is going to end very soon. So, job nearly done.

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Pakistani Actress Visits UK Town, Says “It’s Like Being at Home”

A Pakistani actress who visited the UK town of Bradford said it was “like being at home.”

Commenting on her first trip to Bradford, Mehwish Hayat said the town was “like a mini Pakistan for me.”

“I feel like I am actually in my own country,” she added.

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PM Boris to Receive Full Military Honours From Merkel in Berlin as Last-Ditch Brexit Deal Talks Start

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will receive full military honours when he arrives in Berlin Wednesday evening as he commences a week of talks with European leaders on what may be the final attempt to resurrect Theresa May’s widely derided withdrawal agreement.

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Poland Fights Back Against EU Internet Copyright Directive

Poland has officially filed a complaint against the European Union’s recent copyright directive, claiming that it will cause unwanted censorship.

Reuters reports that Poland has taken a stand against the controversial copyright directive recently approved by the European Union, filing a complaint this week with the Court of Justice of the European Union. According to Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski, the “system may result in adopting regulations that are analogous to preventive censorship, which is forbidden not only in the Polish constitution but also in the EU treaties.”

[Comment: The article was published on May 27, 2019 but I think it’s relevant.]

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President Trump Cancels Denmark Trip Over Greenland Purchase

President Trump has cancelled a trip to the small European state Denmark, after Danish leaders ridiculed his offer to consider negotiations over the purchase of semi-autonomous territory Greenland from the state.

The news that President Trump had cancelled his state visit to Denmark, due to take place next month, came after he expressed interest in purchasing Greenland from Denmark. The idea, which the President said himself wasn’t a top priority for the administration, was dismissed as “absurd” by the Danish Prime Minister.

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Sweden: Gang Forces Man to Withdraw Cash From ATM While Holding a Knife to His Throat

Last week, a man was subjected to a brutal robbery in Gothenburg, Sweden when two men held a knife to his throat while another used his bank card to withdraw money from an ATM Machine, Fria Tider reports.

Gothenburg, like Sweden’s capital city Stockholm, has recently seen a surge in violent crime, drugs, and armed robberies. Swedish police have suggested that residents stay sober and head home earlier in the night to avoid any unwanted problems.

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Swedish Police Accidentally Blow Up Own Building After Motorbike Bomb Discovery

A Swedish police warehouse building in Linköping was destroyed after the bomb squad detonated a motorbike filled with explosives.

The moped containing what has been described as some form of plastic explosive covered with nails was discovered on Monday afternoon by officers in a stolen property room, and led to the evacuation of around 170 personnel from the area, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

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The Trouble With Greta Thunberg

In popular mythology Greta Thunberg is a one-girl revolution who has inspired millions of young people into action by being able to see what adults refuse to see. But her promotion as global statesman is really a well-crafted piece of PR. Those on the Left who seek to use climate alarmism to further their war on global capitalism know full well that the likes of Robin Boardman-Pattison — the Bristol University graduate with a private education and fondness for foreign holidays, who stormed out of the Sky News studio when Adam Boulton accused him of being middle class — is a liability to their cause.

But allow Thunberg to speak for them by proxy and, well, who will dare criticise a 16-year-old girl with Asperger’s? The success of this strategy can be seen on the Today programme. The BBC, which apologised for not challenging Lord Lawson in an interview on climate change, was nevertheless happy to give Thunberg the prime 8.10am interview slot. And not once did the normally inquisitorial Nick Robinson ask her an even slightly difficult question. It is not hard to imagine the mass outrage which would have followed had he dared to do so: middle-aged man bullying a schoolgirl and the like. As a result of Thunberg’s perceived untouchability, the climate alarmists have managed to promote their views in a way which would not have been possible had an adult spokesman of Extinction Rebellion been on the air — Nick Robinson’s interview with ER’s co-founder Gail Bradbrook, was actually rather robust.

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The Truth About Greta

Greta is just a human shield for the real agenda of the people who pull her strings.

Neo-feudalism disguised as environmentalism. The raw lust for power and control disguised as right-on hipster activism.

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Trenitalia (FS) Wins UK West Coast Tender With FirstGroup

Including intercity services between London and Edinburgh

(ANSA) — Rome, August 14 — Italian rail company Trenitalia, part of the Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) railways group, on Wednesday won the tender with multinational partner FirstGroup, 30% and 70% respectively, for the British West Coast service including intercity links between London, Edinburgh and Glasgow and high-speed services from London to Birmingham.

“The franchise’s revenues were more than 1.25 billion euros in the last year, with growth forecasted over the next few years,” a statement from the consortium said.

“We are boosting our presence (in the UK),” said FS CEO Gianfranco Battisti.

“We are aiming to grow further in the United Kingdom and elsewhere over the next few years”.

FS has been running services between London and the East Coast since 2017.

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Two Underage Girls Raped at Swedish Summer Festival

Two girls, believed to be around 15-years-old, were reportedly raped at a Swedish festival over the weekend and another dozen have reported being victims of sexual assaults.

The two rape incidents are said to have taken place at around 8 pm at the “We Are Sthlm” festival in Stockholm on Saturday night, with the two alleged rapes being caught on CCTV cameras, according to a report from Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

The two alleged attackers, simply described as two men, are said to have approached the pair of girls from behind and then raped them. The police later confirmed there had been two reported rapes at the festival.

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UK: Jeremy Corbyn’s Brother Brands 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg an ‘Ignorant Brainwashed Child’ Who is Being ‘Abused by Manipulative Adults’

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother today branded environmental activist Greta Thunberg an ‘ignorant brainwashed child’ who is being ‘abused by manipulative adults’.

Piers Corbyn, 72, a climate change denier who runs forecasting firm WeatherAction, said the 16-year-old who is visiting Britain from her native Sweden is ‘wrong’.

Reposting a BBC News article titled ‘Teen tells UK politicians ‘listen to climate scientists’, he tweeted: ‘Listening to an ignorant brainwashed child is deranged.

‘I am an actual scientist of physics, meteorology, astrophysics and climate and say Greta Thunberg is wrong and suffers mental abuse by manipulative adults.’

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Why Are Fewer Frenchwomen Sunbathing Topless?

As I splashed through the surf towards the beach I passed a woman paddling. She was topless and it struck me that this was a sight you don’t often see any more in France.

I first came to France on summer holiday as a young boy and recall asking my mother, who is of Scottish presbyterian stock, why Frenchwomen didn’t wear bikini tops. She replied from behind her sturdy one-piece swimming suit that it ‘was just the French way’

Not any more. In 1984, a survey found that 43 percent of Frenchwomen bathed topless on the beach. But a similar poll last month revealed that figure had fallen to 19 percent. Of 1,000 women interviewed, 59 percent of under-25s said they covered their breasts in order not to arouse men, while 51 percent said they were scared of being physically or sexually abused if they went topless. Other reasons stated were a fear of skin cancer, and a lack of self-confidence about their bodies.

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Monitor: Islamic State Expanding ‘Global Presence in 2019’ Post-Caliphate Fall

The demise of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) caliphate in Iraq and Syria is reportedly pushing some members of the jihadi organization into countries with substantial Muslim populations.

ISIS members have established a footprint in India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Libya, the Hindustan Times (HT) reported on August 16.

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Priyanka Chopra Faces Calls to be Removed as UN Goodwill Ambassador

A Pakistani government minister has called for Indian actress Priyanka Chopra to be sacked as a UN ambassador over her controversial tweet in support of the Indian armed forces.

Chopra was accused of ‘encouraging nuclear war’ after tweeting ‘Jai Hind’ — meaning ‘long live India’ — at the height of the India-Pakistan crisis in February.

Anger over the tweet has flared up again in recent days, amid revived tensions between the two countries, and Chopra was dramatically confronted by a Pakistani woman who called her a ‘bit of a hypocrite’ at an event in Los Angeles.

Today Pakistan’s human rights minister Shireen Mazari wrote to Unicef to call for Chopra’s dismissal.

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“I Told You So” Says Fiona Barnett, Regarding Paul Keating and Kurnell Beach

There is a short video clip of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, waving to Kathleen Keating, daughter of 1990s Prime Minister of Oz, Paul Keating — aka “the undertaker.”

Without doubt the story has taken on new meaning. Fiona Barnett, years ago, accused Paul Keating of committing a murder of a 5-year-old blond boy on a beach. Or to be more precise, she said she was taken to the beach by Dr Mark — pseudonym of Leonas Petrauskas, her handler, and was told to dig in the sand and find the child’s still-warm body…

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Revealed: Australia’s Best Universities Would Collapse if China Stops Students From Studying Here — and Economy Would Lose $11.7 Billion

The Centre for Independent Studies, a free market think tank, fears Australia’s universities could collapse if Chinese international student enrolments plummeted.

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Danish Party: No New Citizens Should Come From Muslim Countries

An MP for the conservative Danish party The New Right has proposed to ban migrants from predominantly Muslim countries from becoming citizens of Denmark.

MP Mette Thiesen wrote of her support for such a proposal on social media website Facebook stating, “In the New Right, we would vote no to grant Danish citizenship to people who come from countries based on Muslim values,” newspaper Berlingske reports.

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Italy: PD-M5S ‘Stitch-Up’ Try, Reopening Ports Says Salvini

Defence ministry softens hardline stance says League leader

(ANSA) — Rome, August 21 — Anti-migrant League leader Matteo Salvini on Wednesday accused his former ally the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) of making a first attempt at a government formation “stitch-up” by allegedly reopening Italy’s ports to NGO migrant rescue ships.

“Crazy stuff. They haven’t wasted time, the new orders from the defence ministry were formalised yesterday,” Salvini said on Twitter.

“First rehearsal for a PD-5-Star stitch-up at the expense of the Italians, reopening the ports and closing an eye to the NGOs??? “Spread the word!” Salvini posted a photo of M5S Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta captioned “incredible! immigration, August 20: the defence ministry orders, be softer”.

Salvini has surged in the polls thanks mainly to his hard line on migrants.

The defence ministry chief of staff responded by saying that “the Safe Sea operation’s tasks and structure have not changed”

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7 Priests, Over 100 Catholics Pray Outside Satanic ‘Black Mass’ In Ottawa

Seven priests and over 120 Catholics prayed outside heavy metal bar The Koven Saturday night as a Satanic black mass took place inside.

The Catholics met on the steps of Notre Dame Cathedral, about a five-minute walk from The Koven, where Ottawa’s Archbishop Terrence Prendergast and Auxiliary Bishop Guy Desrochers of Cornwall blessed them before they set out on their vigil, as reported in Catholicnewsworld.

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Alyssa Milano: Life Would ‘Lack Great Joys’ Without My Two Abortions

Milano very grateful the abortions she had in 1993 have let her experience life’s ‘great joys’ — such as abortion advocacy

Milano has a podcast (which does not a career make, but shrews gotta shrew), and on Monday she used it to announce that she’s had two abortions. And she liked them. And, even though we never asked to begin with, it’s none of our “ ing business.” Charming lady. She should be in show biz.

The title of the podcast was “Sorry Not Sorry.”

“In 1993 I had two abortions,” Alyssa claimed, explaining that at that particular point in time she “had a career, and a future, and potential.” (Really? What happened?) Life for her then was “joyful,” “exciting,” and “powerful.” She was also in love, in the “breathless way you can only be in love when you are young,” and she was on birth control. No innocent life could stand a chance against that festival of narcissism.

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Baby Killers

According to Sebastian Gorka, former Deputy Asst. to President Trump, in his recent article “Death and the Democrats”, “our existence as free men and women starts not with the right of association, or a free press, or freedom of conscience, or the right to keep and bear arms. Everything begins with the right to life. But in 2019, the Democrat Party “has quite literally become the political party of death.”

Gorka documents the grisly statistics: “The U.S. abortion industry that Planned Parenthood champions kills at least 600,000 babies in utero each year. For perspective, the 70,000 plus deaths last year from opioid overdoses is deemed to be a national crisis with federal and state programs created to staunch the flow of drugs into our nations and prevent needless loss of life.

“But more than eight times that number are killed as a matter of choice, not addiction or accident, and the Left celebrates it and wants more….the arch-eugenicist Margaret Sanger and Adolf Hitler would be most proud.”

In fact, writer Patricia McCarthy reminds us that Sanger “founded Planned Parenthood to purposefully dispose of black babies —and the Democrat Party has at last embraced her cause openly and without shame.”

Pro-life advocates remind us that abortions are not only immoral but are racist, in effect decimating the black population.

According to Right to Life of Michigan:…

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Confronting Jessica Yaniv’s Home Base Human Rights Office in British Columbia

Enough is enough: As the ongoing sordid saga of Jonathan a.k.a. “Jessica” Yaniv continues to unfold, why is the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal continuing to cater to this con man?

We went to Vancouver seeking answers from the tribunal.

And predictably, no answers were forthcoming from this kangaroo court.

WATCH to see which one of my questions causes this spokesman to end the interview and head back behind the doors.

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Media Preparing the Public for a Future of Eating Bugs

Though our ruling oligarchs are richer than ever and dining on $400 steaks covered with 24-karat edible gold leaf sheets, they’re actively preparing us plebs for a future of eating bugs.

Videos and articles like these are currently being churned out every day:

Meanwhile, the UN and globalist NGOs are pushing for taxes on testosterone-boosting red meat in the name of fighting “climate change.”

From Business Insider, “Governments around the world are considering taxing red meat like tobacco in an effort to curb climate change”:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Parents Boo as Christian Street Preacher Confronts Drag Queen at Story Time

The Drag Queen Story Time’s question-and-answer session didn’t go as planned.

After this event at Westcliffe Community Centre in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon, Evangelical street preacher Dorre Love responded to an invitation for questions.

“I have a question,” Love said. “What are you going to do when you stand before God and He judges every one of you here for your sins?”

A video published on Facebook shows the surprised, unhappy faces of a few parents and Russian-Canadian drag performer “Adrianna Exposée,” 20, as well as a small number of children. Moments before, parents and children had been dancing with the scantily-clad Adrianna or watching from their seats.

“What are you going to do?” a woman snapped back to Love.

“The Bible says this,” Love continued, “but if anyone causes one of my little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone be hung around their neck and they be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

The parents booed him. Two of the adult women present asked him and his supporters to leave. One threatened to call the police.

Undaunted, Love continued to preach.

“The Bible says that men are men and women are women,” he said as two mothers picked up their children and fled.

“And men shouldn’t dress like women, and women shouldn’t dress like men. That’s a sin. And the Bible says that the wages of sin are death,” he continued.

One hand on hip, Adrianna Exposée confronted the preacher. Love told the performer that the Lord had sent him to tell him to turn “from (his) wicked ways and repent,” for he was going to stand before God and be judged.

Exposee suggested that Love had no place talking about “wicked ways” as he had interrupted a children’s event.

“Look how you’re dressed,” Love said to the performer. “You’re dressed like a whore in front of children. Are you teaching children to be whores?”

As the parents reacted angrily, Love told them that they were abusing their children by bringing them to the event.

“Everyone here needs to repent, turn from your wicked ways and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior,” Love said.

Exposée and the parents continued to remonstrate with Love, as one of his fellow protesters explained that they loved the audience and didn’t want them to go to hell.

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone,” snapped a parent. Another chanted, “Love is love” at Love.

“Believe in Jesus, kids,” said the preacher. “Don’t believe in LGBT. Kids, if you don’t want to go to hell, believe in Jesus Christ. Jesus died for you. Jesus died for that drag queen. Jesus died for everyone.”

He said that if they did not believe in Jesus Christ, they would be thrown in a lake of fire.

Love and his supporters were followed outside by various parents, who continued to photograph or film them.

The entire altercation lasted about 13 minutes.

Although one of the participants claimed that the Drag Queen Story Time was a private event, it was advertised publicly as a “magic storytime experience” for children aged 3 to 10. There was no entrance fee.

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Single Dad Faces Human Rights Complaint After Asking Age, Sex of Potential Babysitter

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has written to the Alberta Human Rights Commission on behalf of Alberta resident, Todd P., who is facing a formal Complaint under the Alberta Human Rights Act, for having asked about the age and gender of a potential babysitter for his young children.

Todd is a single father with two sons, who were ages 5 and 8 at the time. On August 31, 2017, Todd posted an ad on Kijiji looking for a babysitter for an evening. One of those who responded to the ad was the Complainant, James Cyrynowski. Todd replied to Mr. Cyrynowski asking some basic questions about Mr. Cyrynowski, including what town he lived in, what his age was and whether he was male or female. Mr. Cyrynowski answered these questions.

However, Todd’s evening plans fell through, and so he cancelled his plans to hire a sitter. Todd didn’t contact Cyrynowski further. Mr. Cyrynowski did not follow up with Todd either.

Rather than follow up with Todd, Mr. Cyrynowski filed a Human Rights Complaint against Todd the very next day, alleging discrimination on the basis of age and gender, in violation of section 8 of the Alberta Human Rights Act.

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Sucked in by Technology — Brainwashed by Education

“The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” —Adolf Hitler

There are many reasons why we are where we are today. But one of the main reasons is, we have allowed the flawed and anti-American ideology of Progressivism to be slowly embedded in all of our institutions over the last Century plus. We have allowed a perversion of science under Climate Change, to create an imaginary crisis that has permeated the body politic such that to deny Climate Change is heresy and must be censored by any means. Man is the culprit and he must be punished. The climate alarmists are afraid to even debate the science for fear that their con game will be exposed. We have an entire web page packed with highly credible articles debunking Climate Change HERE. See for yourself.

If our public schools and colleges had fostered and promoted critical thinking instead of socialist, environmental and one-world mush by rote learning, the masses would see through Progressivism and Climate Change as nothing more than government mechanisms to control the people and make them debt slaves such that they are incapable of rising up against government.

To the exclusion of reality, high tech has wooed us into obsessive oblivion and addiction where reality resides inside a 3 x 5 electronic plastic box. On top of that our public schools and colleges have continued Progressive indoctrination for at least the last three or four generations of Americans and those three or four generations are none the wiser. You don’t know what you don’t know!

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Yet Another Drag Queen Reading to Kids Exposed for Sexual Crimes. This Time it’s Prostitution

On August 8, after uncovering numerous social media posts by Richardson alluding to homosexual sex, sado-masochism, and other repulsive behaviors (see below), MassResistance’s Austin Chapter testified before the Austin City Council. They described what “Miss Kitty Litter” had posted on social media, and the local citizens demanded that the DQSH event be stopped.

They also held a press conference prior to the City Council meeting to describe the perverse lifestyles and “culture” associated with Drag Queens. Tracy Shannon led the press conference along with Kevin Whitt, our Dallas MassResistance chapter chairman and a former Drag Queen/transgender activist himself. Members of Texas MassResistance presented a number of posters showing the most perverse photos from Richardson’s social media profile.

It was a hostile situation. The LGBT lobby and other left-wing groups showed up to protest us. And the City Council blatantly ignored our warnings. One Council member went off on a rant accusing us of “spreading hate and trying to make pointless political points.”

Research by a member of our Austin MassResistance chapter has now revealed that this drag queen reading to children has a sex crime criminal record, as well. David Lee Richardson, aka “Miss Kitty Litter,” was arrested and convicted of offering sex for money — prostitution — in 1996.

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3 Earth-Sized Exoplanets Found Just 12 Light-Years Away

There is a triplet of Earth-sized planet candidates orbiting a star just 12 light-years away, a new study has found. And one appears to be in the habitable zone.

All three candidates are thought to be at least 1.4 to 1.8 times the mass of Earth, and orbit the star every three to 13 days, which would put the entire system well within Mercury’s 88 day orbit of the Sun. The planet orbiting the star every 13 days, dubbed planet d, is most interesting to scientists — it falls within the star’s habitable zone where liquid water could exist on the surface.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/21/2019

  1. Comment on my blog: Busurman (Old Russian Muslims) only know how to create mini-Pakistan, Dagestan and Chechenestan, who had heard that the Mohammedans had created something useful to humanity besides their archaic criminal -stans?

  2. “Why Are Fewer Frenchwomen Sunbathing Topless?” fairly certain Frenchmen didn’t change since 1984, so go figure what the real reason is.

  3. In Sweden, a party representing the interests of migrants was first created. This was told to the Anadolu agency by the leader and founder of the Migrants Party, a Swedish politician of Turkish origin Mikail Yuksel.

    “We are conducting educational work in the city of Gothenburg, we want Islamophobia to be considered a crime, and Muslims should be recognized as a minority under the Swedish Constitution. We intend to effectively combat the growth of xenophobia and attacks on mosques, which have become more frequent in recent years, ”said Yuksel.

    https://www.aa.com.tr/ru/%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80/%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%8F-%D0%BF%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%B2-%D1%88%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8-%D0%B1%D1%83%D0%B4%D0%B5%D1%82-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BB%D1%8F%D1%82%D1%8C-%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%8B-%D0%BC%D0%B8%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2-/1562355

  4. How interesting! After such statements, will the Kremlin oligarchs cease to provide subsidies to Chechnya? Intrigue!
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    The public in Israel, Russia and other countries is outraged by the fact that the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, called the Jews “enemies of Islam.”

    Kadyrov allowed himself an anti-Semitic attack when he met in Chechnya with Chechens from Jordan. “The Prophet Muhammad killed Jews more than representatives of any other people,” the head of the republic said.
    Read more: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/08/22/ramzan-kadyrov-udivil-evreev-ocherednym-pristupom-antisemitizma

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